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What a year... 2010

A small look back at some of our years highlights...

Allotment:  This was our very first year as allotmenteers. We spent the first few months of 2010 clearing the site and dreaming of summer picnics there eating our fresh salads. 

I was surprised at how much we fell in love with the lottie, it is wonderful to have a space to call our own. We spent most of our spare time there during the summer, mainly having picnics, wild adventures and eating the fruits of our labour.

Blog: Little Green Shed started back in March, as a diary on the allotment progress. But it has grown into so much more. More of a creative outlet and a diary of family life.  I cannot believe you wonderful people would want to read my ramblings and my heart leaps when I see a comment has been left!  THANKYOU! 

I love to blog.  It has helped me to grow creatively, I now see the world through different eyes and mainly now through the view finder of my Nikon D70!

This year I have re-discovered my creative juice.  So much inspiration and encouragement on blogland which just makes me want to make things, take photos and see more wonderful things.

I have made friends with my sewing machine, knitted booties for babies and have fallen in love with photography.  I have made Jam, chutney, plum brandy, Christmas Cake, Sloe Gin, Clementine Curd..the list goes on!  I even won 3rd prize for my Strawberry Jam at the local village fete.

Charlie started school this September.  My little man became a bigger boy and is positively thriving on school life.  Rufus learnt to ride his balance bike with such success, the little daredevil!

I became involved with the school PTA and helped with the school craft fair, sell Christmas trees and serve the school Christmas dinner.

Many adventures we have had this year...camping, holidaying in Cornwall, visiting the Eden project, day trips to woods, Tyntesfield Estate, the Enchanting Westonbirt.  Picnicing, walking & bike riding as much as we could.

Dan took part in his first Mountain Bike Race since having the children.  First of many, it has forged his love of Mountain Biking forever more!

It's been a year of change in our family, and with the usual few wobbles along the way, all in all I think 2010 has been good to us.

I am already planning what to do with the allotment, where to go on holiday and how I would like this blog to grow.

Sadly goodbye 2010, and hello to a fresh & exciting New Year.



  1. What a great year - I hope 2011 is full of happiness and adventure for you and your family. x

  2. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.
    And looking forward to reading all about your adventures in 2011.
    Best wishes Jenny xx

  3. A beautiful post Lou - thank you for sharing! I totally agree with you about blogging inspiring us to be more creative. It's such a joy to log on and then leave the laptop itching to have a go at some new creative venture!
    I dream of an allotment ... maybe this might be our year?
    Wishing you and yours a Very Happy New Year and may all your dreams come true for 2011,
    Denise x

  4. Hi Lou

    Happy New Year to you too and the warmest of wishes for 2011. It's gonna be a good year - I think.

    take care and have a lovey evening,

    Nina xxx

  5. Lovely to see such beautiful reminders of summer days. Thank you for sharing your family - I love reading your blog, and wish you all a very happy new year. xxx

  6. ahhh, summer! Great pictures, great family. Great bird. Well done missy. Dx

  7. Wow, it looks like you have had some very special times in the last year! I am really looking forward to reading about your adventures this year...It looks like we both have a lot of the same interests ♥
    and another Nikon user too :)
    What a beautiful blog!


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